BECKETT, John Arthur
Special Service Brigade, Group, & Signals
Royal Corps of Signals
Tuesday, September 15, 1942
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Lance Sergeant John Beckett, Brigade Signals 2 Section, died in a road traffic collision along with two others.
All three men died as a result of a truck crash in Dundee. The truck in which they were travelling came down the hill on Law Street, crashed through railings and hit a tree in Dudhope Park. Signalman Arthur Brian Burns died at the scene, Sergeant John Arthur Beckett and Lance Corporal Andrew Gray Paterson died later that evening at Dundee Royal Infirmary. Four other men were injured and detained in hospital.
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